MX23RW : Sunday, June 13 02:27:28| >> :120:14841:14841:

Manchester City 'approach Sporting Lisbon over Nuno Mendes'

Man City 'approach Sporting over Nuno Mendes'
© Reuters
Manchester City reportedly contact Sporting Lisbon over a deal for highly-rated left-back Nuno Mendes at the request of manager Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City have reportedly already made contact with Sporting Lisbon as they look to steal a march in the race for teenage left-back Nuno Mendes.

The 18-year-old, who can also play in midfield, has taken no time at all to establish himself as Ruben Amorim's first-choice left back, making 25 appearances and banking one goal and two assists in all competitions this term.

Mendes's performances have understandably attracted interest from top European clubs, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Madrid all believed to be keeping a close eye on his development.

However, AS claims that Man City are desperate to win the race for his services, and Pep Guardiola urged the club to touch base with Sporting over a proposed deal.

Mendes is contracted to the Portuguese giants until the end of the 2024-25 campaign after extending his deal in December, and with several European powerhouses expected to battle it out for his signature, Sporting can afford to play hardball over a fee.

The youngster has also made four appearances for the Portugal Under-21s team, and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has supposedly identified him as the man to fill Marcelo's boots at the Bernabeu.

ID:439273:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect2981:

Click here for more stories about Nuno Mendes

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Sporting Lisbon's Nuno Mendes pictured in action in February 2021
Read Next:
Man United, Liverpool 'face competition for Nuno Mendes'
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Sunday, June 13, 2021
 
2pm
Monday, June 14, 2021
 
5pm
 
8pm
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
 
8pm
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
 
2pm
 
5pm
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City38275683325186
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd382111673442974
3Liverpool38209968422669
4Chelsea381910958362267
5Leicester CityLeicester382061268501866
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham381981162471565
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs381881268452362
8Arsenal381871355391661
9Leeds UnitedLeeds38185156254859
10Everton38178134748-159
11Aston Villa38167155546955
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38129174662-1645
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves38129173652-1645
14Crystal Palace38128184166-2544
15Southampton38127194768-2143
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914154046-641
17Burnley38109193355-2239
RFulham38513202753-2628
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38511223576-4126
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3872292063-4323

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!